About Global MeetIng 2017

Tourism is one of the world’s most rapidly developing industries. Since 2015, the World Tourism Forum has been the meeting point for leaders shaping the global tourism trends. The Forum’s Global Meeting in Istanbul hosted a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world in February 2017.

Vision meetings featured Online, Health, Cultural, Space, Sports, Events and Ecotourism as well as Tourism Investments, Destination Marketing and Business Travel.

Considered as ‘the Oscars’ of the tourism industry, the World Tourism Awards ceremony is held annually. The event highlighted the best tourism industry companies in 35 categories.

The Tourism 20 meeting took place in a round-table format. Highly important tourism ministers from different countries shared their insights and development plans for the global tourism.

It is crystal clear that constant use of the same technologies cannot be sufficient to meet the requirements resulting from the tourism’s multi-dimensional structure. Therefore, we present you the opportunity to meet with investors to showcase your tourism-focused initiatives and innovations.

CEOs from top level companies got to know one another and exchanged ideas in the Global Meeting 2017.

Welcome to the eGen Influencers event of the World Tourism Forum. Feel yourself more inspired than ever in a city, which has been a home to grand empires throughout history. eGen Influencers Event is open to digital influencers looking to enhance their social and business networks in a city of intersections.

Speakers

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Jack STRAW
Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair
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    David Miliband
    The President and Chief Executive of International Rescue Committee (IRC)
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      Hakan Ateş
      CEO - DenizBank
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        Dr. Michael Frenzel
        Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council
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          Sphilko Sergey Pavlovich
          President of Russian Union of Travel Industry
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            Mete Vardar
            CEO, Jolly Tour
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              Nedime Konuksever
              AirCanada, General Manager
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                Dr. John COYNE
                Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
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                  Ralph Radtke
                  General Manager - Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Regional Director of Kempinski Residences Turkey
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                    Sharron LIVINGSTON
                    Managing Editor - The Travel Magazine
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                      Mohamed ELNAGGAR
                      Tourism Expert at Ministry of Economy, Government of UAE
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                        Fettah TAMINCE
                        Owner - Rixos Hotels
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                          Başaran Ulusoy
                          President, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies
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                            Mehmet Akarca
                            General Director, Directorate General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey
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                              Anastasia KIRITSI
                              Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Small Luxury Hotels of the World
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                                Juan Andres Milleiro
                                NH Hotel Group, Head of Social Media
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                                  Metin Altun
                                  Founder & CEO, Met Global
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                                    Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar
                                    Executive Director at Historic Resort Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Udaipur
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                                      Vivek Singhania
                                      Producer at Picture Perfect
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                                        Buğra Berberoğlu
                                        Group President & CEO, River Rock Hotels &Resorts
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                                          Aylin Yazıcıoğlu
                                          Owner and Chef, Nicole Restaurant in Istanbul
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                                            Çağrı Sağlık
                                            Malaysia Tourism Office, General Manager
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                                              Glen Gilmore
                                              Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer
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                                                Mickey Mehta
                                                Global Leading Holistic Health Guru 
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                                                  Özgü Alnıtemiz
                                                  Celestyal Cruises, General Manager
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                                                    Sean Gardner
                                                    Vice-President of Digital Media, and Board Member, World Communication Forum
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                                                      Tomas De Bruyne
                                                      International Floral Designer
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                                                        Iran Monroy
                                                        Global Brand Communications, Deer Jet
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                                                          Cüneyt Baycan
                                                          Jolly Tur, Marketing Manager
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                                                            Clement Wong
                                                            CEO, BeMyGuest
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                                                              Thomas Andersson
                                                              CEO, Visit Stockholm
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                                                                Shaher Hamdan
                                                                President, Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents
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                                                                  Alejandro Bataller
                                                                  Vice President,SHA Wellness Clinic
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                                                                    Darren Dunn
                                                                    VP; Travel & tourism, ADARA
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                                                                      Süha Derbent
                                                                      Professional Photographer
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                                                                        Benny Avisar
                                                                        CEO, Sky Productions
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                                                                          Roberto Alvarez
                                                                          Director Strategic Accounts, Social Bakers
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                                                                            Shen Zeyou
                                                                            Director of Marketing Research Department, Marketing Division
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                                                                              Cem Kınay
                                                                              President of The O Innovations 360 and Founder of Magic Life AI Hotels
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                                                                                Aditya Motwane
                                                                                Director, Motwane Entertainment and Weddings
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                                                                                  Alyssa Ramos
                                                                                  Travel Blogger/Influencer, My Life's A Travel Movie
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                                                                                    Carla Marques
                                                                                    Director of Marketing and Development, Filmmaster Events
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                                                                                      Hsi-Lin Liu
                                                                                      Deputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Bureau
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                                                                                        Diego Pons
                                                                                        Youtuber Alberto & Lousu - Youtuber /Tv programmer - Mochilleros Tv
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                                                                                          Dr. Badr Al Badr
                                                                                          CEO, Dur Hospitality
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                                                                                            Emin Çakmak
                                                                                            Founding and Honoary Chairman of GHTC
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                                                                                              Erdem Tolon
                                                                                              Watch Market Leader, The Nielsen Company
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                                                                                                Hatice Korkmaz
                                                                                                Instagrammer, @kardinalmelon
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                                                                                                  Jeff Johns
                                                                                                   Founder, Whatdoesntsuck
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                                                                                                    Jerry Naumoff
                                                                                                     Minister for Foreign Investments, Macedonia
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                                                                                                      Joao Leitao
                                                                                                       Founder, Nomad Revelations Travel Blog
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                                                                                                        Kach & Jonathan Howe
                                                                                                        Founders, 2 Monkey Travel
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                                                                                                          Kerim Sipahiler
                                                                                                           President, Site-Turkey
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                                                                                                            Lee Ann Howe
                                                                                                            Founder, @luxuryworldtraveler
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                                                                                                              Lionel Valla
                                                                                                               Managing Director, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
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                                                                                                                Murat Özbilgi
                                                                                                                 Managing Partner, gezimanya.com
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                                                                                                                  Naveen Rizvi
                                                                                                                  Regional Director - India and Indian Ocean, Pacific World
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                                                                                                                    Samit Garg
                                                                                                                    Director, E Factor Entertainment
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                                                                                                                      Yusuf Acıbiber
                                                                                                                      Security Director, IGA Operation Services
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                                                                                                                        Juan Antonio March
                                                                                                                        Partner, ECIJA
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                                                                                                                          Marc Aeberhard
                                                                                                                          Owner, Luxury Hotel and Spa Management
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                                                                                                                            Piyush Sharma
                                                                                                                            CEO New Initiatives, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises
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                                                                                                                              Osman Geylan
                                                                                                                               Board Member, Gilan
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                                                                                                                                Regitse Rosenvinge
                                                                                                                                 Founder, The Copenhagen Traveler
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                                                                                                                                  Saad Al Qahtani
                                                                                                                                  Tourist Accommodation Sector Manager
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                                                                                                                                    Salih Seçkin Sevinç
                                                                                                                                     Founder, harbiyiyorum.com
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                                                                                                                                      Sam Horine
                                                                                                                                       Instagrammer, @samhorine
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                                                                                                                                        Silva Armando Dunduro
                                                                                                                                         Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Mozambique
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                                                                                                                                          Sina Afra
                                                                                                                                           CEO and Founder at Evtiko
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                                                                                                                                            Tarek Sakik
                                                                                                                                            Managing Partner of Hadath International Group
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                                                                                                                                              Carlos Esteve Ferrandis
                                                                                                                                              Managing Director, otel.com
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                                                                                                                                                Anna Olekheyko
                                                                                                                                                Department Manager, MICE Unifest Travel
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                                                                                                                                                  Edwin Broers
                                                                                                                                                  Regional Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
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                                                                                                                                                    Aslıhan Çörtürk
                                                                                                                                                    Director of Marketing and Business Development, TAV Airports
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                                                                                                                                                      Ömer Kartın
                                                                                                                                                      Managing Owner, Alakart Travel
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                                                                                                                                                        Bora İşbulan
                                                                                                                                                        General Manager, TAV Operations Services
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                                                                                                                                                          Dmitry Rogulev
                                                                                                                                                          Managing Director, ADA-Symposium
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                                                                                                                                                            Hicran Özbük
                                                                                                                                                            General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest
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                                                                                                                                                              Fatma Betül Sayan
                                                                                                                                                              Minister of Family and Social Policies, Republic of Turkey
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                                                                                                                                                                Süleyman Kamil Yüceoral
                                                                                                                                                                Former Undersecretary of Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey
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                                                                                                                                                                  Bülent Akarcalı
                                                                                                                                                                  Former Health and Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey
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                                                                                                                                                                    Catherina Afeku
                                                                                                                                                                    Minister of Tourism, Culture and Art Creatives, Ghana
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                                                                                                                                                                      Sezen Özgan
                                                                                                                                                                      Director-Turkey, International Hotel Development, Marriott International
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                                                                                                                                                                        İrfan Önal
                                                                                                                                                                        General Director, Promotion Office, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey
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                                                                                                                                                                          Yeşim Sanal
                                                                                                                                                                          General Manager, AMC International
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                                                                                                                                                                            Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan
                                                                                                                                                                            President of Executive Board, Demsa Group
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                                                                                                                                                                              Hermant Kale
                                                                                                                                                                              Director, Swaaha Wedding Management
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                                                                                                                                                                                Bünyat Özpak
                                                                                                                                                                                Managing Partner, Inventum MICE
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Osman Tufanoğulları
                                                                                                                                                                                  Co-Founder, Related Digital Marketing Group
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Duygu Kuşkulu
                                                                                                                                                                                    Managing Director, Crystal Concepts
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Mustafa Solak
                                                                                                                                                                                      Rector, Afyon Kocatepe University
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Kamil Yanıkömeroğlu
                                                                                                                                                                                        President, Rönesans Health Investments
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Wanda Corazon Teo
                                                                                                                                                                                          Secretary of Tourism, Philippines
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Hande Berktan
                                                                                                                                                                                            Economy Programmer
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Özlem Avcıoğlu
                                                                                                                                                                                              Founder & Owner, travelmodus.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Munthir Al Ansari
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tourism Advisor, Member of Panel of Experts, UNWTO
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shubhra Bhardwaj
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Founder & Creative Director - Ferriswheel Entertainment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pınar Timer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Manager, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Nilsun Tümer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Managing Partner, Hotel & More
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hande Tibuk
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Executive Board Member & General Coordinator, Net Holding Inc
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Juan Antonio March
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Partner, ECIJA
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yonca Ertürk
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Owner and Producer, Pati Film
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Serdar Çakarer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Producer, +90 Film Production
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nurdan Tekeoğlu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Producer and Academician, Istanbul Ticaret University
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Metin Suerkan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Culinary Tourism Specialist and Owner, Brand Travel
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ferzan Çelikkanat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Manager, Er Yatırım
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cem Polatoğlu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Journalist, World Traveller & Tourist Guide and Owner, Tur Andiamo
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can Göktaş
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mahesh Verma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founder & Managing Director, For You Group of Companies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christophe Draye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vice President, Business Development Global Sport and Special Events, FiveCurrents
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prapti Malhotra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Business Head, Special Projects, Wizcraft International Entertainment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bhavnesh Sawhney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director, Wedniksha
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alpaslan Kılıçaslan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Founder & Board Member, eventegg.com & Verus
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Join our Global Meeting and enjoy the unique opportunity to share your ideas and experience with the leaders of the industry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 16 Feb
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 17 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 18 Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall II
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:00 - 11:30 Opening Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BULUT BAGCI President of Executive Board, World Tourism Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BASARAN ULUSOY President, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MEHMET AKARCA General Director, Directorate General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey NABI AVCI Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey BINALI YILDIRIM Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hakan Ateş, CEO, DenizBank

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Michael Frenzel, Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dr. Michael Frenzel Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:30 - 13:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sphilko Sergey Pavlovich, President of Russian Union of Travel Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SPHILKO SERGEY PAVLOVICH President of Russian Union of Travel Industry

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:00 - 13:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 David Miliband’s Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The President and Chief Executive of International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 14:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mustafa Demir, Mayor, Fatih Municipality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MUSTAFA DEMIR Mayor, Fatih Municipality

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Economic Impacts of Travel Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MEHMET SIMSEK Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Destination Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fettah Tamince Owner, Rixos Hotels

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 Entrepreneurship in Tourism Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KERİM SİPAHİLER President, Site-Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SİNA AFRA CEO and Founder at Evtiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALPASLAN KILIÇASLAN Founder & Board Member, eventegg.com & Verus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ORKUN TEKIN Founder & Board Member, ucakbileti.com & otelz.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thomas Andersson - CEO, Visit Stockholm

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:00 - 13:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tourism and Urbanism

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 Aviation Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The latest developments in the flying world: Crucial time for investors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YETKIN ÖZER (Moderator) Manager of PR & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHEN ZEYOU Director of Marketing Research Department, China Southern Airlines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ASLIHAN ÇÖRTÜK Director of Marketing and Business Development, TAV Airports

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 14:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chairman of the Board, HalalTourism.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SALIM ÖZDEMIR Chairman of the Board, HalalTourism.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Online Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heading to the limitless era: e-tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CLEMENT WONG CEO, BeMyGuest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CARLOS ESTEVE FERRANDIS Managing Director, Otel.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YESIM SANAL General Manager, AMC International

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Destination Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHAHER HAMDAN President, Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JUAN ANTONIO MARCH Partner, ECIJA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OMER ABDULLE Director, Visit Mogadishu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MUNTHIR AL-ANSARI Tourism Advisor, Member of Panel of Experts, UNWTO

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 Border Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Changing course: Tourist behaviours against unsecure borders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DR. JOHN COYNE Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YUSUF ACIBIBER Security Director, IGA Operation Services

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mete Vardar, CEO, Jolly Tour

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Süha Derbent - Professional Photographer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Süha Derbent Professional Photographer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shopping Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HICRAN ÖZBÜK General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:15 - 15:00 Tourism in Media

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MURAT ÖZBILGI (Moderator) Managing Partner, gezimanya.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHARRON LIVINGSTON Managing Editor, The Travel Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PIYUSH SHARMA CEO New Initiatives, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ERDEM TOLON Watch Market Leader, The Nielsen Company

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TAREK SAKIK Managing Partner of Hadath International Group

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 CEO Talks for Future of Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: DR. NILSUN TÜMER Managing Partner, Hotel & More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUGRA BERBEROGLU Group President & CEO, River Rock Hotels &Resorts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HANDE TIBUK Executive Board Member & General Coordinator, Net Holding Inc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FERZAN ÇELIKKANAT General Manager, Er Yatırım

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DenizBank Hall II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kempinski Hall I
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zach King, Youtuber/Viner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zach King, Youtuber/Viner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:00 Tourism Investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAN ATESSAL (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EDWIN BROERS Regional Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SEZEN ÖZGAN Director-Turkey, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12:00 - 12:30 Travel Stories of Celebrities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ÖMÜR SABUNCUOĞLU (Moderator) Celebrity News Director, Show TV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AŞKIM KAPIŞMAK Behavioral Sciences Specialist & Author

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DENİZ AKKAYA TV Host, Presenter & Former Model

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 - 14:15 Jack Straw’s Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Ministerial Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAN ATESSAL (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HSI-LIN LIU Deputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Bureau

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JERRY NAUMOFF Minister for Foreign Investments, Macedonia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WANDA CORAZON TEO Secretary of Tourism, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CATHERINA AFEKU Minister of Tourism, Culture and Art Creatives, Ghana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DR. WALTER MZEMBI Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Republic of Zimbabwe

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:45 The Future of Health Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EMIN ÇAKMAK (Moderator) Founding and Honorary Chairman of GHTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BÜLENT AKARCALI Former Health and Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SÜLEYMAN KAMIL YÜCEORAL Former Undersecretary of Tourism Minister, Republic of Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KAMIL YANIKÖMEROGLU President, Rönesans Health Investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PROF. DR. MUSTAFA SOLAK Rector, Afyon Kocatepe University

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Keynote Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Mickey Mehta

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:45 Wellness Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YETKIN ÖZER Manager of PR & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MARC AEBERHARD Owner, Luxury Hotel and Spa Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALEJANDRO BATALLER Vice President, SHA Wellness Clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LIONEL VALLA Managing Director, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:45 - 12:30 Economic Impacts of Wedding Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DUYGU KUSKULU (Moderator) Managing Director, Crystal Concepts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SAMIT GARG Director, E Factor Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BENNY AVISAR CEO, Sky Production

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TOMAS DE BRUYNE International Floral Designer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 – 14:00 The Evolution of Luxury

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ÖZLEM AVCIOGLU (Moderator) Owner, travelmodus.com and Haaz Design

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RALPH RADTKE Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul General Manager Regional Director of Kempinski Residences in Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IRAN MONROY Director, Global Corporate Communications and Brand Strategy, Deer Jet

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14:30 Big Games & Ceremonies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CARLA MARQUES Director of Marketing and Development, Filmmaster Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CANTEKIN TEMIZER General Manager, The Sofa Hotels & Residences

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Protected Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YETKIN ÖZER (Moderator) Manager of PR & Promotion Department, Thrace Development Agency

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRINCE LAKSHYARAJ SINGH MEWAR Executive Director at Historic Resort Hotels Udaipur

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SAAD AL QAHTANI Tourist Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Technology Investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEM KINAY (Moderator) President, The O Innovations 360

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OSMAN TUFANOGULLARI Co-Founder, Related Digital Marketing Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DARREN DUNN Vice President, Travel & Tourism, Adara

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:15 Social Media and Digital Outputs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEM KINAY President, The O Innovations 360

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JUAN ANDRES MILLEIRO NH Hotel Group, Head of Social Media

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SEAN GARDNER Vice President of Digital Media, and Board Member, World Communication Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GLEN GILMORE Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROBERTO ALVAREZ Director Strategic Accounts, Social Bakers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:00 - 14:00 Guest Satisfaction and The Guest Experience Index

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DR. NILSUN TÜMER (Moderator) Managing Partner, Hotel & More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PINAR TIMER General Manager, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANASTASIA KIRITSI Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Small Luxury Hotels of the World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAN GÖKTAS General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Cinema Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cinema, culture: What’s getting us excited right now?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DUYGU KUSKULU (Moderator) Managing Director, Crystal Concepts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VIVEK SINGHANIA Producer, Picture Perfect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YONCA ERTÜRK Owner and Producer, Pati Film

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ASST. PROF. NURDAN TEKEOGLU Producer and Academician, Istanbul Ticaret University

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:30 - 16:00 The Economic Impacts of Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEM KINAY (Moderator) President, The O Innovations 360

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MOHAMED ELNAGGAR Tourism Expert, Ministry of Economy, Government of UAE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DR. BADR AL BADR CEO, Dur Hospitality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JAMES CHARISIOU Chief Investment Officer, Amaryllis Capital

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30 - 12:15 Blog Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Murat Özbilgi, Managing Partner, gezimanya.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Murat Özbilgi  Managing Partner, gezimanya.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13:30 – 14:00 Professional Content Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kach& Jonathan Howe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two Monkeys Travel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14:30 Life of a Lifestyle Influencer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GÖZE SENER (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    REGITSE ROSENVINGE The Copenhagen Traveler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALYSSIA RAMOS MyLifeIsaMovie.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GILBERT ANTOLIN Luxury World Traveler

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:30 - 15:00 Inspiring Travelers with Photography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SINAN ÇAKMAK (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MEHMET KIRALI Civilking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JOAO LEITAO Nomad Revelations Travel Blog

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CONOR MACNEIL The Fella

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 -15:45 Destination Marketing Essentials

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MURAT ÖZBILGI (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JANICKE HANSEN Norske Reiseblogger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIMON LEWIS Travel Massive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    STEPHANIE BE Travel Break

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:45- 16:30 Traveling with Videos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MURAT ÖZBILGI (Moderator)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KASIA MECINSKI Tofu.Media

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALBERTO MENENDEZ & IOSU LOPEZ Mochileros TV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JEFF JOHNS WhatDoesntSuck

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:30 - 11:00 Current Trends of Destination Weddings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BÜNYAT ÖZPAK (Moderator) Managing Director, Inventum MICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ADITYA MOTWANE Director, Motwane Entertainment and Weddings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HEMANT KALE Director, Swaaha Wedding Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MAHESH VERMA Founder & Managing Director, For You Group of Companies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BHAVNESH SAWHNEY Director, Wedniksha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:00 - 11:45 Big Scale Organizations: Mega Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HICRAN ÖZBÜK (Moderator) General Manager, Istanbul Convention Visitors Bureau / Istanbul Shopping Fest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHUBHRA BHARDWAJ Founder & Creative Director, Ferriswheel Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRAPTI MALHOTRA Business Head, Special Projects, Wizcraft International Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHRISTOPHE DRAYE Vice President, Business Development Global Sport and Special Events, FiveCurrents

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:45 - 12:30 MICE Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • BÜNYAT ÖZPAK (Moderator) Managing Partner, Inventum MICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NAVEEN RIZVI Regional Director India and Indian Ocean, Pacific World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DMITRY ROGULEV Managing Director, ADA-Symposium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ANNA OLEKHEYKO Department Manager,MICE, Unifest Travel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14:00 - 14:45 Gastronomic Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discovering foodie getaways around the world

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ÖMER KARTIN (Moderator) Vice President, Turkish Society of Culinary Tourism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AYLIN YAZICIOGLU Famous Chef and Owner, Nicole Restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEM POLATOGLU Journalist, World Traveller & Tourist Guide and Owner, Tur Andiamo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    METIN SUERKAN Culinary Tourism Specialist and Owner, Brand Travel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15:00 - 15:30 Changing Customer Desires and Alternative Marketing Tools

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CÜNEYT BAYCAN (Moderator) Jolly Tur, Director of Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ÇAGRI SAGLIK Malaysia Tourism Office, General Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ÖZGÜ ALNITEMIZ Celestyal Cruises, General Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEDIME KONUKSEVER AirCanada, General Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coral Travel Hall
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10:00 - 11:30 Closing Ceremony
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Press Accredıtatıon for Global Meetıng 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Since 2015, the World Tourism Forum has been the meeting point for leaders shaping the global tourism trends. Global Meeting hosted a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world in February 2017. The World Tourism Forum welcomes the press offering various services and information as noted below. For questions or additional information, please contact us at info@worldtourismforum.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The World Tourism Forum communicates releases, statements, advertisements to media outlets on a weekly basis. These are also posted on our website throughout the week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For press information, images and media resources about World Tourism Forum meetings and summits please get in touch with Huriye Gül at h.gul@worldtourismforum.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We compile all the information, data, and meeting outputs in a bulletin and share them with all the participants.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the Global Meeting, you will be able to establish direct contacts with potential partners to keep track of the tourism news and trends, promote your business and share experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MartIn Verdon Roe – VIce PresIdent & Global Display TrIpadvIsor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In World Tourism Forum in B2B meetings there is an opportunity too listen closely to industry representatives’ needs and demands.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Svend Olav LeIrvaag – VIce PresIdent & Head of IndustrIal RelatIons Amadeus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum with its profile of participants and speakers from its very first meeting has been identified as the region’s most important summit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FredrIck ReInfeld – PrIme MInIster of Sweden (2006-2014)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      From the political perspective World Tourism Forum is an important vision summit bringing together tourism leaders.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – PresIdent RepublIc of Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I consider that by the point of collaboration, World Tourism Forum's participant profiles as well as its agenda is a very efficient platform.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      José Manuel Barroso – PresIdent (2004 – 2014) European CommIssIon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum is really important initiative, Turkey is one of the most important tourism Powers in the World.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Todd BenjamIn – CNN InternatIonal FInancIal EdItor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      World Tourism Forum was the biggest tourism event I have ever participated till today.

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